Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology)

Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology)This book shows how practitioners in the emerging field of ‘cultural epidemiology’ describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease. It uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe past and present collaborations between anthropology and epidemiology. Interpreting epidemiology as a cultural practice helps to reveal the ways in which measurement, causal thinking, and intervention design are all influenced by belief, ha…

February 21, 2005
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Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology) by James A. Trostle (2005-02-21)

Epidemiology and Culture (Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology) by James A. Trostle (2005-02-21)This book shows how practitioners in the emerging field of ‘cultural epidemiology’ describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease. It uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe past and present collaborations between anthropology and epidemiology. Interpreting epidemiology as a cultural practice helps to reveal the ways in which measurement, causal thinking, and intervention design are all influenced by belief, ha…

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Sociology in Medicine (Oxford Medicine Publications)

Sociology in Medicine (Oxford Medicine Publications)Virtually rewritten and brought thoroughly up to date, the new edition of this solidly referenced text stresses the influence of social and cultural factors on global pattern of illness and health care, and demonstrates how the social sciences can help interpret these patterns. The firstpart, focusing on broad societal issues, has been completely rewritten and is now equally informed by sociological and epidemiological insights into health problems. The second part, completely updated, retains…

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